Some of the brightly clad revellers who let spectators know the Republic Bank’s Grand Kadooment is on its way.
‘Mini Kadoo’ adds flair to Bridgetown
Just before midday yesterday, shoppers in Bridgetown got a taste of what this year’s sweetest summer festival has to offer.
Title sponsor of Grand Kadooment, Republic Bank held its annual ‘Mini-Kadoo’ along Broad Street after presenting an $85 000 cheque to the National Cultural Foundation.
Costumed revellers and stilt walkers along with management from the bank waved flags, danced to 2019 Crop-Over tunes and cheerfully greeted visitors and locals alike who stopped to stare at the spectacle.
Moments earlier at the bank, NCF’s Administration Manager, Wayne Webster and General Manager of Retail Banking, Sharon Zephirin spoke on the importance of the festival, not only in terms of revenue generation but the celebration of the island’s rich culture.
“We have a unique tourism product that tells a story about our heritage,” he said, noting this story was being shared with the rest of the world and generating interest and higher numbers of visitors to these shores.
Webster also highlighted the ongoing success of the Crop-Over app, which was launched last year. (JMB)